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Episode: Abbreviated Connections: Rock and Roll Summer Party!!

June 17, 2022 abbreviated episode of Connections on WPKN with Eric Cocks. It’s spontaneous! It’s non-linear!! It’s a rock and roll summer party! New and vintage music by The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Sam & Dave, The Shangri-Las, The Young Rascals, The Fugs, The Blues Magoos, Peppy Castro, The Ronnettes, The Standells, The Outsiders, Love, The Crystals, The Human Beinz, Paul Revere and The Raiders featuring Mark Lindsay, The Swingin’ Medallions, The Bar-Kays, Booker T & The MGs, Syndicate of Sound, Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs and more.


New releases by Alex the Astronaut, Julia Jacklin, The Beach Boys, The Squeaky Chairs, The Last Legs, The Full Quart Press, Cadillac Flywheel and whatever happened in the moment… including some observations and a unique first person story on the 50th anniversary of the Watergate burglary. 


Had there been more time, there would have been much more new music, along with celebrations of Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Ray Davies, Todd Rundgren and others. 


Stay tuned for the next episode of Connections, scheduled for Friday, July 1 from 4-6:50 pm eastern. 


While I remember, listen closely for Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich doing background vocals on a Number 1 song they wrote, Da Doo Ron Ron. And Hal Blaine’s drums!!! 


More fun than the news!!! 


As always, some of the connections only become apparent later… even to me! 


Thanks for tuning in!!! 



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Show: Connections... with Eric Cocks

Connections... with Eric Cocks

Explores the connections between songs, songwriters, musicians, producers and people... often in surprising ways.

Vital, intelligent music with true artistic vision. Or just because it sounds good...

Includes extended features on specific artists such as Bob Dylan, The Kinks, The Beatles and far more. Also comedy by Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Eddie Izzard, Paul Krassner and others with a rock and roll renegade attitude. In depth explorations of early electronic music (and how it relates to current music). Vital new music that deserves to be heard. Surf music. Garage bands. British invasion. Rock and Roll. John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Jimi Hendrix, Laurie Anderson, William Burroughs, Robert Anton Wilson, The Blues Magoos, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Dr Fiorella Terenzi, Beethoven, Bo Diddley, The Rolling Stones, Alex Chilton, Nilsson, Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams, Jon Brion, Aimee Mann, Tame Impala, Grimes, The Pretenders, Blondie, Caitlin Rose, Juana Molina, Mojo Mancini, Elliott Randall, Marshall Chapman, Jessy Lanza, Big Star, demos, rarities, unreleased new music and far more may be part of any given show. Also live interviews of performers, writers, producers, engineers, session musicians and people behind the scenes. Plus unexpected surprises...

Previous in depth interviews include Sam Phillips, Peppy Castro of The Blues Magoos, author/comedian Paul Krassner, Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, Neil Innes of The Rutles, Tommy James, legendary session musician Carol Kaye, Warren Zanes, Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals, Rod Argent of The Zombies, Oscar Winning Composer Alan Menken, Patty Larkin and more. All are available in archives for about 385 days. (Maybe that'll get extended some day.) Stay tuned for future interviews and special features.

The show will keep changing over time.

Tune in every 1st and 3rd Friday afternoon of each month at the new  time of  4 to 7 pm eastern. Also special editions at other times. Available live over the air at 89.5, online at http://wpkn.org, tunein radio or listen later in the WPKN archives.

For further info, updates, news, videos and special features, please check the FaceBook site: Connections on WPKN

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